SALISBURY, MD. — Perdue Farms announced the appointment of Catherine Muldoon as its chief compliance officer. In this role she will serve as the top executive of Perdue’s Office of Business Ethics & Compliance. She will be responsible for ensuring the company complies with regulatory requirements, oversight of its internal policies and bolstering its current compliance programs.  

Muldoon served in a similar role as chief legal officer at BDP International and developed a comprehensive code of conduct and business ethics program for the global logistics transportation company. Most recently she served as general counsel for Baldor Specialty Foods Inc.

Herb Frerichs, general counsel and corporate secretary for Perdue Farms, said the company is fortunate to hire someone with Muldoon’s extensive experience in developing and overseeing compliance practices.  

“The animal protein industry and broader agricultural sectors are becoming increasingly complex,” Frerichs said. “Creating a centralized structure to oversee our companywide compliance program will ensure that we are not just complying with laws and regulations but exceeding them while living up to our culture of trust and integrity and doing the right thing.”

Muldoon holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and a juris doctor from the School of Law at Seton Hall University in New Jersey. She also holds an executive master’s in business administration from the Lebow College of Business at Drexel University in Philadelphia.